310 N. Miami Avenue,
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Wometco’s Capitol Theatre in downtown was the first house in the Wometco chain and the first link in the Caribbean chain’s theatre and leisure dynasty. Built in 1925 as a mini replica of the New York Capitol Theatre, it closed in 1952 and became a victim of television in more ways than one.
It became the home of WTVJ, the Wometco TV station, Miami’s first. The ‘Capitol’ name came back briefly in the early-1970’s when the Harlem Theatre on 14th Street was renamed, and used for a brief unsuccessful test as a blaxploitation house.
The building was demolished in 2000.
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